Archive | January 2012

Home Affordable Modification Program

There is an overview here of HAMP, a program created to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.  HAMP is administered by Fannie Mae.

MapLight : Revealing Money’s Influence on Politics

“MapLight is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics.  Elected officials collect large sums of money to run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws. This common practice is contrary to the public interest, yet legal.  MapLight connects data on campaign contributions, politicians, votes, industries, companies, and more to show patterns of influence that could never be seen before. “–From the website.